BBTA Newsletter No. 11

By on Jan 23, 2018

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Two Countries, Twin Flags

Bath – Braunschweig
Twinning Association
No 11 Dec 2017/Jan 2018
In This Issue
Monthly meetings
Holocaust Memorial Day
AGM 2017
Letter from Braunschweig
Visit from H-B Schule
Did you know?

Monthly meetings are held in the Mayor’s Parlour in the Guildhall in Bath
Next meetings: all 2 pm on Fridays
2 Febuary
2 March
6 April
4 May
8 June (AGM)
6 July
3 August
7 September
5 October
30 November
To join, contact:
Hilary Elms, Secretary BBTA
208, Old Frome Rd
01225 837790
Quick Links

Joint Civic Reception
4 members of the BBTA at the Joint Civic Reception. The Mayor of Bath, Councillor Ian Gilchrist, welcomed members of all 4 twinning associations and the Bath Beppu Friendship Association.

Holocaust Memorial Day event
Thursday 25 January 7.30 -9 pm
in the City Hall Bristol
As we approach Holocaust Memorial Day you are welcome to attend a presentation of the Forced Walks Project which during 2015 and 2016 retraced the steps  of Esther Brunstein’s death march in the closing years of WW2.

BBTA Annual Dinner
was held on Tues 17 Oct  2017
at the Rising Sun who once again provided an excellent meal. A raffle raised money for the association with everyone receiving a present.

Letter from Braunschweig
The year is drawing to a close and it is once again time for Christmas, with all its festivities, beautiful decoration and delicious homemade biscuits and stollen, Christmas carols and time of reflection. Braunschweig’s city is full of people from various parts of the country visiting the well-known Christmas market which dates back to the year 1505 and is one of the most impressive ones in Northern Germany with altogether 148 stalls which can be admired. We are all excited what 2018 will bring as we are all waiting for our new government. It seems hard to find a new coalition having similar ideas and aims and being able to work together in harmony and respect.
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a peaceful and happy new year,
Katrin Landsmann and the DEG


Visit of students from H-B Schule
5 engineering students from the Heinrich-Büssing-Schule  in Braunschweig will be visiting Bath City College at the end of January. They will spend 4 weeks in Bath and placements are to be arranged with local engineering firms. Paul Kavanagh and Jens Müller will be with them for the first week.

Did you know?
Within a 20 mile radius of Bath there are no fewer than 8 towns with a German twin town:
Shepton Mallet           Misburg
Trowbridge                 Leer
Bradford upon Avon    Norden


Frome             Murrhardt
Devizes           Waiblingen
Calne               Emingen
Wells              Bad Dürkheim
Chippenham     Friedberg
I hope to contact the twinning associations in these towns to learn more about their twinning activities  and report back in the next issue.

Individual Exchange visits:
are you interested in visiting Braunschweig?
perhaps staying with a family in Braunschweig?
and maybe inviting them to stay with you in Bath?
Contact Barbara Heck at the DEG (see link)


If you would like to practise your German in a friendly informal atmosphere over  ‘Kaffee und Kuchen’ come to the Stammtisch –  every Wednesday throughout the year between midday and 1:00pm, in the upstairs room at Cafe Retro, 18 York Street, Bath (by Bog Island).

*, *, *, Bath, Somerset * United Kingdom
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